Coats v. Chaudhri et al

Filing 51

ORDER Adopting 45 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS Recommending Defendant's Motion for Summary Judgment be GRANTED signed by District Judge Anthony W. Ishii on 9/21/2017. (Sant Agata, S)

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1 2 3 4 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 5 EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 6 7 WILLIAM THOMAS COATS, 8 Plaintiff, 9 10 v. No. 1:13-cv-02032-AWI-BAM (PC) ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS RECOMMENDING DEFENDANT’S MOTION FOR SUMMARY JUDGMENT BE GRANTED MUHAMMAD CHAUDHRI, et al., (ECF Nos. 31, 45) 11 Defendants. 12 13 Plaintiff William Thomas Coats (“Plaintiff”) is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in 14 forma pauperis in this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action proceeds 15 against Defendants Dr. Muhammad Chaudhri and John Doe emergency medical staff for 16 deliberate indifference to serious medical needs in violation of the Eighth Amendment.1 17 On September 5, 2017, the Magistrate Judge issued findings and recommendations 18 recommending that Defendant Chaudhri’s motion for summary judgment be granted. (ECF No. 19 45.) Those findings and recommendations were served on the parties and contained notice that 20 any objections thereto were to be filed within fourteen (14) days after service. (Id. at p. 16.) On 21 September 21, 2017, Plaintiff timely filed objections. (ECF No. 48.) 22 In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636 (b)(1)(C), this court has conducted a 23 de novo review of this case. The court has reviewed Plaintiff’s objections, but finds no basis 24 warranting rejection of the Magistrate Judge’s findings and recommendations. Having carefully 25 reviewed the entire file, the court finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the 26 record and by proper analysis. 27 1 28 By separate order, the Court has directed Plaintiff to show cause why the doe defendants should not be dismissed from this action. (ECF No. 46.) Plaintiff responded to that order on September 21, 2017. (ECF No. 47.) 1 1 Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that: 2 1. The September 11, 2017 findings and recommendations (ECF No. 45), are adopted in 3 full; 4 2. Defendant Chaudhri’s motion for summary judgment (ECF No. 31) is granted; 5 3. Judgment shall be entered in favor of Defendant Chaudhri and against Plaintiff 6 7 8 William Thomas Coats; and 4. This matter is referred back to the Magistrate Judge for further proceedings consistent with this order. 9 10 11 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 21, 2017 SENIOR DISTRICT JUDGE 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 2

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